System Architect W/M

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Update on 10/06/2024
  • Contract type:  Permanent contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Location Rennes

Who are we ?

Founded in 2013, Cailabs is the global specialist in laser beam shaping, particularly through a unique and patented technology (MPLC), originating from scientific laboratories. The company designs, manufactures, and develops innovative photonic solutions for the aerospace, industrial (laser machining), telecommunications, and defense sectors.

Since 2020, Cailabs has experienced accelerated growth in the field of optical ground stations, enabling communication between satellites and Earth using lasers, and has now a central position in this market. Currently, one major area of activity for Cailabs is its optical ground stations TILBA-OGS, which incorporate Cailabs' technological core (MPLC) to facilitate ultra-high-speed communications despite atmospheric conditions.

Cailabs currently has over 90 employees, including 25 PhD holders. With 26 families of filed patents, the company is recognized as one of the most innovative SMEs in France.

Job description

Are you eager to apply your systems engineering experience towards the development of innovative products?

Do you want to enhance your skills and expertise in complex systems engineering?

Are you looking to contribute to the development of our R&D team's systems methodology?

Join Cailabs!


Within our R&D technical team, you will be involved in the development of new equipment as part of innovative technical projects in areas such as space laser communications.

Your role will include participating in all tasks related to system architecture, design, and validation (to be carried out within the framework of product development).


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing system requirements based on needs expressed by the product teams
  • Writing technical specifications in collaboration with business teams (mainly optics, electronics, and software)
  • Participating in defining innovative technical solutions to meet these needs while ensuring their feasibility, and defining the organic architecture in collaboration with the business teams
  • Building and proposing different system architectures and conducting their evaluation
  • Contributing to the system verification and validation plan
  • Following and participating in product integration, progressively validating that the subsystems meet the specified requirements
  • Managing requirement traceability
  • Contributing to architectural files and various technical documentation
  • Supporting the development of a systems methodology within the R&D team

Essential skills

  • Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent, with 3 to 5 years of experience in systems engineering, in industrial environments, ideally in the defense or aerospace sector.
  • Proven experience in multidisciplinary engineering.
  • Skills in electronics and/or optoelectronics are a plus.

Key Attributes:

Generalist technical background, methodological approach, and ability to manage relationships involving multiple actors and disciplines.

Recognized for your ability to:

  • Work in a team
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively both internally and with external parties
  • Analyze, synthesize, challenge, and argue
  • Listen actively
  • Adapt to complex and uncertain situations
  • Initiative and curiosity, with a focus on innovation.
  • Professional proficiency in French and English, both written and spoken.

Required languages

  • English English - Level advanced

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